Assessment'S ARCHIVE

  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states and districts a tremendous opportunity to strengthen the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring that stakeholders in their education ecosystem are assessment literate. Why is this important? Assessment literate educational leaders have an opportunity to do two very important things: They can rest easy knowing that […]

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  • ESSA and Assessment Literacy: Serving the Education Ecosystem ESSA and Assessment Literacy: Serving the Education Ecosystem is a guiding document written by the National Task Force on Assessment Education to help policymakers at all levels understand how to leverage provisions in ESSA to promote assessment literacy in their ESSA plans. Access and utilize this document as […]

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  • Our partner NWEA recently released their new National Agenda to promote their work in policy and advocacy on behalf of all students. NWEA’s Policy & Advocacy work is focused on building strong partnerships with education stakeholders and leading national efforts that ignite positive change to local, state, and national systems. The third item on the […]

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  • The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results come out this month. In fact, every three years PISA results are announced. This international assessment measures 15-year-old students’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy. The world starts talking about which of the 70 countries are doing well in what content areas and asks questions about those who […]

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  • AssessmentLiteracy.org is part of a major assessment literacy initiative sponsored by NWEA to help advance teacher education and professional learning in the effective use of assessments. The site, and this blog, feature content developed by assessment experts and educators from around the country, NWEA team members, and the National Task Force on Assessment Education. While […]

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  • During the holidays, we wanted to thank all of the readers, partners, and educators that make our blog a success. As a way of closing out the year, we wanted to share our top ten posts from the past 12 months. We hope you enjoy them! 1. What Do You Need to Know About the […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What’s Getting Our Attention 12/2/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From NCES: A suite of online data analysis tools that all users to create custom tables. Provides of wealth of education statistics! DataLab From WestEd: This resource provides suggestions for questions […]

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  • Teachers who use formative assessment as part of their everyday classroom toolbox… quickly identify important evidence of student learning and separate it from distracting information, readily perceive meaningful patterns among their students’ responses to questions and tasks, implement a broad range of formative assessment strategies automatically and flexibly as part of their regular routine and […]

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  • In order for states to close the achievement gap and ensure the success of all students, every state will need teachers who can interpret assessment results and take action based on accurate assessment data. Evidence strongly supports the need for teachers who are assessment literate, yet few colleges of education or K12 school districts provide […]

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  • At the heart of sound formative assessment is teachers’ ability to continually gather evidence of learning in the classroom so that they can adjust and adapt instruction moment-to-moment and day-by-day. As a result, many formative assessment practitioners have a disdain for student hand-raising. You can ask students or teachers in any class where hand-raising happens, […]

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